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Beno Saradzic

Congress Square (Congresni Trg) - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Featured on the right side of this panorama is the Congress Square in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia.
The square was built in 1821 at the site of the ruins of a medieval Capuchin monastery, which had been abolished during the reign of Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. It was used for ceremonial purposes during the Congress of Ljubljana, after which it was named. After the congress, a park was laid out in the center of the square, which soon acquired the name Star Park (Slovene: Park Zvezda) due to its layout. During the communist period it was renamed to Revolution Square and few years later to Liberation Square (Slovene: Trg osvoboditve), but the local population continued to use the old name. In 1990, it regained its original name.

Tech talk: this is an HDR panorama, combined from 4 vertical photographs. Each photograph is an HDR fusion made out of 6 exposures.
RAW frames were pre-processed in Lightroom 4.2, HDR processed with Oloneo and later finished with Photoshop CS 5.1. Final colour grade was achieved with NIK Software's Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4.
I used Canon 5D Mk2 mounted on Gitzo GT5541LS tripod and Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead. Lens of choice: Canon 50mm f1.2L.
EXIF: f7.1, from 2s to 30s, 6 exposures per photograph.

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